The 50th Anniversary Celebrations of the Oxford & Cambridge First Overland Expedition took place in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, March 2-4, 2006. Here is a selection of the press coverage from these celebrations.
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“The Drive Of Their Lives” by Nigel Blundell, UK’s Sunday Express – 12-03-06.
3 weeks later, the 5 surviving OxCam FEEX members flew to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to recreate the final leg of their “incredulous 18,000 journey… accompanied by fleets of Land Rovers from around the region”.
“Remembering a Remarkable Trip” by Chua Puay Hoe, The New Paper- 05-03-06.
The day after their 50th annivesary drive from KL to Singapore, the gathering of Land Rovers at the Old Ford Factory, attended by the British High Commissioner Alan Collins CMG, got coverage in the Snap Shot section.
“First Overland” Singapore’s ZaoBao Now, 09-03-06.
The spirit of adventure that was part of the Oxford and Cambridge First Overland Expedition translates into any language; in this case, perfectly in Chinese.
“Land Rovers” by Ong Su Bin. Singapore’s The Straits Times, 14-03-06
Tim took a break from recording the audiobook of First Overland to chat with Su Bin about the historical circumstances of the Expedition.
“Road Trip” by Jeremy Mahadevan, Malaysia’s New Straits Times, 27-03-06
This article not only covered the story of the Far East Expedition, but the relationship of the men 50 years on.
“Reliving History Rovers” Car, Bike & Truck Segment, 12-03-06
“Across the globe in a Series 1″ Car, Bike & Truck Segment, 05-03-06
“An Overland Odyssey” by Sharmilla Ganesan. Malaysia’s Sunday Star, 11-03-06